Carne Asada Fries #ImprovCookingChallenge

Carne Asada Fries are the best Mexican appetizer to your meal. Flavorful beef on top of crispy fries topped with cheese, guacamole, tomatoes and sour cream.



For the Carne Asada:

For the Fries:

For the Toppings:


For the Carne Asada:

  1. Combine the cilantro, orange juice, oil, lime juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  2. Add the flank steak to a ziptop bag or a bowl and pour the marinade over it. Toss to coat and refrigerate for at least 2 hours but up to overnight.
  3. Remove the steak from the bag and discard the marinade. Grill the steak over high heat for 3-4 minutes on each side. Or pan-sear the steak over medium high heat for 3-4 minutes on each side.
  4. Remove the steak and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice against the grain into strips, then dice the strips into bite sized pieces.

For the Fries:

  1. Preheat the oven according to package instructions.
  2. Lay the fries out in a single layer on a sheet pan.
  3. Cook according to package instructions, usually 15-20 minutes.
  4. Push the fries into a mound on the sheet pan and sprinkle the cheese on top.
  5. Return to the oven for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  6. Remove from the oven and set aside.

For the Toppings:

  1. Scoop the flesh of the avocado into a bowl, removing the pit. Add the lime juice and salt and mash until desired consistency.

To Assemble:

  1. Transfer the mound of cheese covered fries to a serving platter.
  2. Sprinkle the chopped meat on top.
  3. Top with the guacamole, diced tomatoes and optional sour cream, sliced jalapenos and cilantro.
  4. Serve immediately.


Keywords: Carne Asada Fries, Improv Cooking Challenge, Carne Asada, Appetizer, Guacamole, Lime, Avocado, Cheese

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